It's hard to believe that it has already been 11 years since that fateful morning when so many of our lives changed forever. I don't think the pain and trauma of 9/11 will ever really go away but some celebrities, like Michael J. Fox are also trying to turn today's terrible anniversary into a day about helping others.
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EW's Inside TV
reports that Fox will be spending today taking part in the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund's Charity Day, along with other celebrities. Cantor Fitzgerald is a financial firm that lost 658 employees at the World Trade Center in 2001 and has since marked the anniversary by raising funds for charities. More than 100 are expected to benefit by Cantor's actions this year, including The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.
Fox said: "This is not necessarily a somber event; I think this is more of a celebration, a celebration of humanity, and an acknowledgement of the needs of the people in the community. On a day when so many were affected by so few in such a negative way, it's a great way for so few . to help the wider community in kind of reverse - the energy of that day, the negative energy of that day, with a positive show of support for the community."
Other celebrities are also remembering 9/11 on Twitter today. Here are a few tweets I found that touched my heart this morning:
Christopher Gorham @ChrisGorham: "Remembering a hero, Lieutenant Bob Cirri, and sending love to his family. #911"
Renee Felice Smith @reneefsmith: "1 years ago today, I was in history class when our principal came over the loudspeaker to tell us about 9/11. Much love& light to all."
Kim Kardashian @KimKardashian: "We all remember where we were when we heard the news. #Remember911 #Sept11"
Channing Tatum @channingtatum: "Always #Remember911"
Ashley Tisdale @ashleytisdale: "I #Remember911 in so many ways...."
Justin Bieber @justeinbieber: "RIP all the victims of 9/11. #Remember911"
Melanie Moore @D8Melanie: "Sending love and energy to every American around the world today. We are united and will never forget. #remember911"
Ricky Martin @ricky_martin: "#Remember911 love and good energy to the victims and their families. We will never forget! Amor Y Paz."
La Toya Jackson @latoyajackson: "GM to everyone effected on this dark sad day 11 years ago. Prayers to all & may we continue to move forward! #Remember911 R.I.P"
Ty Pennington @typennington: "Let's all take a minute to honor the lives lost on 9/11. My thoughts are with everybody affected. We will never forget. #Remember911"
Do you plan on doing anything special for today's anniversary? Have you seen any updates that have touched you today?
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